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Old 29th January 2024, 17:24   #31
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Re: Aprilia RS 457 Track Review

For some reason, I feel they should have kept black alloys for the Prismatic Dark, and red on the Racing Stripes. It could have made more sense!

Sujai, how was the heat management on this? Haven't seen anything about that on most reviews online.
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Old 29th January 2024, 20:08   #32
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Sujai, how was the heat management on this? Haven't seen anything about that on most reviews online.
Wouldn't be able to comment much because the experience was only limited to the track. Nothing stood out at running speeds, but need to see how that translates to the traffic experience.
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Old 1st February 2024, 03:25   #33
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If sounds like this is the bike to wait for, even though it's more expensive than the competition.
RS457 competes with Ninja 400, R3 and RC390, out of which only KTM undercuts the Aprilia. But that's expected since RC390 is the only single cylinder bike in the bunch.
So I'd say RS457 is on the affordable side, compared to the competition.
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Aprilia fans in Kerala are not going to be happy with the fact that there isnt a dealership in Kochi, which is officially the unofficial biking capital of the state, from which they can buy a new RS 457. Kochi has dedicated showrooms for BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Harley Davidson (guess they are still open), Honda Big Wing, Kawasaki, Suzuki (multiple dealers, including one only for the superbikes and 250s), Triumph, Yamaha (multiple Blue Square dealers), Moto Morini and so many more. But the nearest showroom to buy and service an RS 457 is the next district of Thrissur?

While 3 dealers in Kerala is a good start (Calicut / Kozhikode in the north, Thrissur in the center and Trivandrum in the south), having at least one dealer in Kochi is something that Aprilia really needs to look into.

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Re: Aprilia RS 457 Track Review

Since the Aprilia 457 also has a 270 crank, I thought this recent Fortnine video on the recent popularity of the 270 deg crossplane twins might be an interesting watch here. In Ryan's classic imitable style as always of course.




An alternative view as well (although I haven't seen this second video, only the Fortnine one). Posting as received, this second video.

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Since the Aprilia 457 also has a 270 crank, I thought this recent Fortnine video on the recent popularity of the 270 deg crossplane twins might be an interesting watch here.
The debate between the 270 and 285 was quite interesting, still not sure which one is better, though he is convinced KTM went for 285 due to better 'performance' and 'smoothness'
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Old 8th February 2024, 13:10   #37
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Aprilia fans in Kerala are not going to be happy with the fact that there isnt a dealership in Kochi, which is officially the unofficial biking capital of the state, from which they can buy a new RS 457.
Also, the commercial capital with spending power in Kerala. They can sell from their Palarivattom highway showroom. Maybe a miss from their press release or Motorinc.

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Old 11th February 2024, 01:56   #38
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Does anyone have any idea about test rides?

I contacted a few dealers in Pune, they said they won't be getting the bike before March. Some said maybe mid-February. But every dealer said that they don't have ANY communication from Aprilia's side. No Service training, no product info. Sounds a bit weird when the Aprilia website says that the deliveries will commence on 1st of March.
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Aprilia Bangalore said they the same thing but in words that sort of implied that Mumbai and Pune might have display bikes at least. Looks like that isn't the case. They also said deliveries will likely happen by the end of march, which to me might as well be April. We won't be getting a decent picture of ownership until end of May it looks like.
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April for April-ia Sorry couldnt resist the joke. But I did tweet them and ask when we can TD the bike
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Aprilia Bangalore said they the same thing but in words that sort of implied that Mumbai and Pune might have display bikes at least. Looks like that isn't the case. They also said deliveries will likely happen by the end of march, which to me might as well be April. We won't be getting a decent picture of ownership until end of May it looks like.
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The ASM contacted me about two weeks ago and this is what he said. The showroom staff hasn't the slightest idea of this as they confidently told me that the test ride bikes would be at the showroom by the end of January. I don't even feel like asking them for an update anymore because I feel it's literally of no use. I understand this is a fresh launch and all but this is some piss-poor management at display.

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Old 14th February 2024, 16:57   #42
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The ASM contacted me about two weeks ago and this is what he said. The showroom staff hasn't the slightest idea of this as they confidently told me that the test ride bikes would be at the showroom by the end of January. I don't even feel like asking them for an update anymore because I feel it's literally of no use. I understand this is a fresh launch and all but this is some piss-poor management at display.
Thanks a lot for the info. Did you ask about the Quickshifter availability in India? Not having that in the accessories list worries me.

What other accessories are you planning to get?
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Thanks a lot for the info. Did you ask about the Quickshifter availability in India? Not having that in the accessories list worries me.

What other accessories are you planning to get?
So even the ASM told me he can't say anything till the final list is out. I am just relying on the words of the reviewers who confirmed that Aprilia India said the quickshifter will be available in India. I wanted the quickshifter, electronic antitheft, adjustable levers and racing brake pads (if they're offering it in India, which they should!)
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I have no idea what's the point of this video. It's bizzare!



All I got to know is that RS means 'racing squad' and RS is the best
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Thanks a lot for the info. Did you ask about the Quickshifter availability in India? Not having that in the accessories list worries me.

What other accessories are you planning to get?
I did raise this question and we have a mail confirmation from Aprilia that the below accessories will be made available in the Indian market -

  • Quick shifter
  • Adjustable brake lever
  • Electronic Antitheft
  • Front Brake Lever Protection
  • Assembly system for Electronic Antitheft
  • Internal Bike Cover
  • External Bike Cover
  • Helmet Lock
  • USB Charging
  • High Windscreen
  • Heel Guard
  • Front Axle Protector
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